Welcome to the Chico Creek Nature Center, the gateway and official information center for Bidwell Park.

Find Bidwell Park trail and road conditions, hours, and reservations information here.

The Chico Creek Nature Center’s programs include:

School Holiday and Summer Camps.  Based on the CUSD schedule.

Family Adventure Hikes. Every First and Third Saturday of the Month.

Preschool Programs. Second Saturdays, Third Thursdays, and Fourth Fridays of each month.

Nature-themed Birthday Parties. By reservation on Saturdays and Sundays.

K-6 Field Trips that are aligned with California State Standards. By reservation.

Check out our calendar for a listing of all our programs by dateOr click here to download out current program brochure.

Project Learning Tree High School Teachers Workshops: check out our calendar for upcoming dates.


Thank you to our Hunter's Moon Dinner sponsor:


Chico Creek Nature Center Front Desk and The Janeece Webb Living Animal Museum

Open 11 am - 4 pm, Wednesday - Saturday


Adults - $4 Children - $2

Howard S. Tucker Exhibit Hall

Open 11 am - 4 pm, Friday - Saturday

Kristie's Nature Lab

For programs and by reservation


The Chico Creek Nature Center

Sharing the wonder of Bidwell Park, where there is always more to explore.